FULL LIST: Tinubu Appoints Former SGF Yayale, Ex-Governor Yuguda, Muhammad Abacha, Jega In Universities’ Governing Councils

PRESIDENT Bola Ahmed Tinubu has appointed former Secretary To The Government of the Federation, Alhaji Yayale Ahmed (ABU Zaria), former Bauchi Governor, Alhaji Isa Yuguda (NOUN), son of late head of state Sani Abacha, Alhaji Muhammad Abacha (UNIMAID), former INEC boss, Prof Attahiru Jega (Sokoto) and others to serve in the Federal Universities’ Governing Councils.

The list of 555 persons are serve as Pro-chancellors/Chairmen and members of Governing Boards of 111 federal universities, polytechnics and Colleges of Education.

This followed Tinubu’s assent to a list of nominees selected by the Ministry of Education.

An advertorial by the Education Ministry sighted by News Point Nigeria showed the appointment of a chairperson and four members for each of the institutions.

It was signed by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Didi Esther Walson-Jack.

“The inauguration and retreat for the Governing Councils will take place on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, 2024, at the National Universities Commission, 26 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja. Both events will commence at 9:00am daily,” said Walson-Jack.

When contacted for confirmation, the Presidency said the list emanated from the Ministry of Education.

Recall that President Tinubu in June last year dissolved the councils and transferred the power to supervise the institutions to the Federal Ministry of Education and the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The absence of the governing councils is said to be generating ripples in some institutions, especially over appointment of vice chancellors, as well as recruitment of principal officials and promotion of staff.

Recently, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) tackled the management of the University of Abuja (Uniabuja) for advertising the post of vice chancellor as the incumbent was rounding up his tenure.

See full list below:


Boards of Federal Polytechnics



Board of Colleges of Education

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